Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi

Birth name

Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi


30 January 1984 (age 32)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States


Hip hop, rock


Rapper, singer, record producer, actor

Years active



Wicked Awesome, Republic, Dream On, GOOD, Fool's Gold

Associated acts

Common, Dot da Genius, King Chip, Kanye West

Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi (born 30 January 1984), better known by his stage name Kid Cudi (often stylised as KiD CuDi), is an American rapper, record producer and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. Cudi first gained major recognition following the release of his debut mixtape, A Kid Named Cudi, in 2008. The mixtape caught the attention of Kanye West, who subsequently signed Cudi to his GOOD Music label imprint in late 2008. Cudi has since gone to launch his own record label imprints, including the now-dissolved Dream On and his current independent label Wicked Awesome Records. 

As of 2016, Cudi has released five studio albums as a solo artist. In 2008, his debut single "Day 'n' Nite" led to prominence when it reached the top five of the Billboard charts. Cudi's debut studio album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, was released in 2009 and later certified gold by the RIAA. In 2010, he released Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, which was preceded by the singles "Erase Me" and "Mr. Rager". Later that year, Cudi formed a rock band, now known as WZRD, with his long-time collaborator Dot da Genius, releasing one eponymous album in early 2012. In April 2013, Cudi released Indicud, which became his highest-charting album on multiple charts. In February 2014, Cudi unexpectedly released his fourth album, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, exclusively to digital retailers with no promotion. In December 2015, he released his fifth studio album, Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven, which received a negative to mixed reaction from critics.

Kid Cudi has sold over 5.2 million digital singles and worked with many prominent artists in the music industry. Due to his creativity and conveyed emotions, Cudi has amassed a large cult-like following among high school and college students and stoners.


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